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by Raholeun
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 223531

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

It is my sincere wish that the most knowledgeable people in this thread decide to bundle their forces and create a podcast on PIE. It would be blissful.
by Raholeun
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Classical Composers
Replies: 103
Views: 16521

Re: Classical Composers

But honestly, I've always loved this ) This would scare the living hell out of Proletarian Musicians. I love it. I'm not sure what you mean? [snap] I'd like to see your citation there, but in general you are correct. Although attitudes changed over time, the RAPM was initially vehemently opposed to...
by Raholeun
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 465900

Re: Romanization challenge thread

It's stupid, but it works - inverse Cyrillic for Moroccan Arabic: /p b t tˤ d dˤ k g q ʔ/ <п б т тъ д дъ к ґ къ 0~ъ> /f v fˤ s sˤ z zˤ ʃ ʒ χ ʁ ħ ʕ h/ <ф в фъ с съ з зъ ш ж х г хъ гъ ґъ> /m mˤ n l lˤ ɾ ɾˤ j w/ <м мъ н л лъ р ръ й ў> /a i u ə/ <я и ю е> /ˤa ˤi ˤu ˤə/ <а ы у э> Why <ґ> for /g/ and <г>...
by Raholeun
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Classical Composers
Replies: 103
Views: 16521

Re: Classical Composers

Salmoneus wrote:But honestly, I've always loved this)
This would scare the living hell out of Proletarian Musicians. I love it.
by Raholeun
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: the most main points of Dama language
Replies: 10
Views: 2917

Re: the most main points of Dama language

mèþru wrote:Basque is really just corrupted Dama.
If anything, Dama is raw and uncut mentalese instead of that Cro Magnon-blabber.
by Raholeun
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: the most main points of Dama language
Replies: 10
Views: 2917

Re: the most main points of Dama language

Dama Diwan wrote:And all that wisdom in the etymology of all the 262 morphemes...
Tell me more, minimalist-senpai.
by Raholeun
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Tutorial: Making a Realistic Triconsonantal Language (beta)
Replies: 42
Views: 12668

Re: Tutorial: Making a Realistic Triconsonantal Language (be

Pogostick Man wrote:Any update on this? I'd love to see Part II.
I second this in full. Tiramisu did a wonderful job in explaining something and making it seem easy at the same time.
by Raholeun
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 340514

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

Voiceless vowels almost always occur adjacent to voiceless consonants, and that's what conditions them, not the absence of stress, status as an epenthetic vowel or similar. So instead of turning the glottal stop into a voiced velar fricative (*kaɣʲ.ka), a voiceless one (*kaxʲ.ka) might cause the fo...
by Raholeun
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 340514

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

For quite some time now I have been fidgeting with coda glottal stops in my language. These arise mainly from coda plosives in the proto-language, but I decided they should be simplified even more. So lets hypothesize a word *katkat (possibly a reduplicated action verb). This became *kaʔ.kah, but I ...
by Raholeun
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 223531

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

When we're still on the topic of remarkable semantic drift, this is one of my favorites:
PIE: bʰlendʰ - "to blend, to mix up"
P-Balto-Slavic: blenstei - "to muddle, to talk nonsense"
P-Slavic: blędь - "error"
Russian: блядь (blyad') - "whore, bitch"

Edited spelling
by Raholeun
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: European languages before Indo-European
Replies: 812
Views: 99309

Re: European languages before Indo-European

Very sorry to go back to quite the ancient post, but I'd like to chip in on this: It is unknown when the first languages were spoken in Europe, depending on to which degree Homo heidelbergensis or Homo neanderthalensis had language (they probably did have some kind of language, but perhaps less soph...
by Raholeun
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Brahmic Scripts
Replies: 93
Views: 17935

Re: Brahmic Scripts

hwhatting wrote:
dhok wrote:MAKE TOCHARIA GREAT AGAIN.
(And I would buy that.)
I can already see myself smuggly sipping coffee from my MTGA mug.
by Raholeun
Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Words you've learned recently
Replies: 248
Views: 36374

Re: Words you've learned recently

Vijay wrote:"Dick" is an inherently amusing name.
Maybe to anglophones, but I'd dare to say that the comic appeal of 'Bob' is more universal.
by Raholeun
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: What are you listening to? -- Non-English Edition
Replies: 1735
Views: 169418

Re: What are you listening to? -- Non-English Edition

Apparently clusters of ejective consonants go quite well with reggae: Reggaeon - Yalioni
by Raholeun
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: The glebst of Gleb
Replies: 187
Views: 40856

Re: The glebst of Gleb

Pogostick Man wrote:The vowel system of seed 2113634539 (online version):

ŋʲ̩ ŋ̩ˤ̟ ŋ̩ ŋ̩ˤ ŋ̩ʷ ŋ̩ʷˤ
i ɪ̈ˤ ɯ ʊ̜ˤ u ʊˤ
a ã aˤ ãˤ ɒ ɒ̃ ɒˤ ɒ̃ˤ
Absolutely beautiful. It is like Gleb generated a deeply sorrowful siren's song inside its digital lair.
by Raholeun
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: Post Your Conlang's Inspiration
Replies: 112
Views: 27565

Re: Post Your Conlang's Inspiration

By the way, Frislander, I'd be interested in having a closer look at Sóttem. The combination of word-initial geminates and tripartite marking sounds quite appealing.
by Raholeun
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: Post Your Conlang's Inspiration
Replies: 112
Views: 27565

Re: Post Your Conlang's Inspiration

Since people are reviving this old-ass thread anyway, I might just as well give my cent+cent. My one and only conlang Sataw is not really an a posteriori conlang in the sense that it is mechanically derived from a proto-language. I'd rather call it an Austronesian-informed conlang. More specifically...
by Raholeun
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Clicks in Berber
Replies: 30
Views: 4699

Re: Clicks in Berber

Having lived in Morocco (Fes-Meknes province) and heard Tamazight spoken on a frequent basis First off, that's pretty cool. Did you have a chance to study the language in more detail? I heard words that sounded like they had clicks on the first listen, which, on closer inspection, are heavy consona...
by Raholeun
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Clicks in Berber
Replies: 30
Views: 4699

Re: Clicks in Berber

Where do you live? A location would help to put context to this. This was in Brussels. Naturally, there's quite some native speakers Berber varieties living in the city. Well the first click is likely a bilabial, possibly labialised (so /ʘʷ/), while I guess the second one may be dental /ǀ/ (the "en...
by Raholeun
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: The glebst of Gleb
Replies: 187
Views: 40856

Re: The glebst of Gleb

Pogostick Man wrote:As far as I'm aware, gleb cannot do that.
More: show
The might of gleb surpasses the imagination of mere mortals.
by Raholeun
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Risha Cuhbi grammar
Replies: 12
Views: 5647

Re: Risha Cuhbi grammar

If the language description is only halfway as rich and authentic as the Risha Cubhi texts it's worth to have a thorough look at.
by Raholeun
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Clicks in Berber
Replies: 30
Views: 4699

Clicks in Berber

Dear fellow conlangers, Yesterday I was commuting back from work on the bus. Right next to me was a couple, husband and wife so I expect, Maghrebi-looking. They were having a heated argument on which I tried to eavesdrop. There were the odd French words here and there which I could make out, but the...
by Raholeun
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Formosan orthography
Replies: 2
Views: 1093

Re: Formosan orthography

Thanks a bunch!
by Raholeun
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Formosan orthography
Replies: 2
Views: 1093

Formosan orthography

Hi all, In several grammars of Formosan aboriginal languages, a common orthography is employed. This standardized orthography was instated in 2005 by the Taiwanese Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Council of Indigineous Peoples (CIP). Unfortunately, I can not for the life of me find a document de...
by Raholeun
Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Short stories in Risha Cuhbi
Replies: 15
Views: 7995

Re: Short stories in Risha Cuhbi

I hate to revive a seemingly dead thread, but all this is just awesome and continues to be an inspiration to me.